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  1. Rear parking brake cable replacement, what parts besides the cables?

    B5 Garage
    I have a front wheel drive 1.8T and I just finished replacing the rear calipers. Unfortunately the brake cable on the right does not always retract. The cable has no plastic coating (unlike the left where it's in the process of crumbling off). I pulled the boot and some strands are rusted away...
  2. Please Help Me Prep to Replace My Rear Subframe (B5.5 1.8t 4Motion)

    B5 Garage
    Hello Fellow Passat Masochists, I have a 2005 B5.5 1.8t 4Motion Wagon, it's an awesome car when on the road but currently it has a rear subframe/rear axle assembly that is snapped on both sides just behind the front mounts. It was a more or less instant failure as it started to squeek...
  3. Rear brake caliper banjo bolt, ribbed bolt, socket bolt questions

    B5 Garage
    I will be replacing my rear brake calipers this weekend. My replacements came with mounting brackets. I have been working from an Audi B5 manual I found online because I do not have the Bentley. Also I found this neat DIY: Rear brake job, caliper removal, rotor replacement, and rear wheel...
  4. Sticking Rear Brake

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all. So my back left brake is sticking, brake dust galore. But, this is the only caliper that's doing it, does that mean that the caliper is faulty, or could it be something else? Thanks!
  5. Strange electrical codes - rear washer pump, terminal 75x, washer pump

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Getting these 3 codes in the Central Electrical module (scan below with only some short driving after code reset): Address 09: Cent. Elect. Labels: 3C0-937-049-23-H.lbl Control Module Part Number: 3C0 937 049 E HW: 3C0 937 049 E Component and/or Version: Bordnetz-SG H37 1002...
  6. Replacing the rear bumper protection strip

    B5 Garage
    Greetings! The basics: 2003 GLX 4Motion Wagon w/ATQ motor Well, I just treated the old girl to some body work that included repairing and repainting the rear bumper cover. She looks great, but the clear protective strip on the bumper, which had gotten quite beat up over the years, wasn't...
  7. Left rear wheel leaning

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    B7 Passat 2014 115,000 miles. Replaced both rear springs (broken) and the lower right spring mount (loose). I adjusted for negative camber( top of tires lean in) right is good now but left is in 1/2" and no adjustment left. Is there a common problem here somewhere? Please give me an idea. Sent...
  8. 2000 Passat Rear Bumper help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello there! So i have a 2000 passat v6 and i work at an auto wreakers a 2000 jetta came in with all after market body and i was wondering if i could possibly make the rear bumper fit my Passat! I see the front end is diff but the rear almost looks the same from everything so iwas wondering if...
  9. Rear bumper beam

    B5 Garage
    Previous owner of my wagon installed a hitch, but I have never used it so far. Looked under the rear end and the bolt is missing on the passenger side where the hitch bolts to the bumper beam. The drilled bolt hole looks like its drilled at an angle, I couldn't fit a bolt in there because the...
  10. Help Replacing Rear Turn Indicator Bulb on a 2016

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hoping someone can help here . . . I have a rear turn indicator bulb out, and it's not clear how to replace it. I can get the tail light assembly off fine, but what's next? There are a lot of Youtube videos that show the method for models up to 2015, but the 2016 assembly is different (no back...
  11. Rear door water channels - good sealant or replace?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I thought I had my rear door finally waterproofed, taking special care when replacing the regulator panel (lock mechanism repair). 3 doors finally are opening again, and on the first pull! :thumbup: (thanks Andreas for all the tips!). But, after torrential rain yesterday, I found water all...
  12. 5.5 Wagon has gotta go - good interior (seats), wheels & rear doors (OC, CA)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Had an unfortunate accident this afternoon and won't be repairing my 5.5 wagon. Front end damage. Anyone have advice on disposal. Sad day for me.
  13. Front rear most lower control arm bushings POOP!!

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My car had 30k on the clock when the passengers side front bushing cracked.. I replace the entire arm with new ones... 50k on that same clock time to do it again :thumbdown:thumbdown I kept the original ones and am going to press in new ones my self and try these this time ...Moog K201630...
  14. Has anyone used the newer B5 rear door lock mechanisms in the older (99) cars?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a rear right door lock mechanism that is not opening from the outside, even directly pulling on the external handle metal cable with my hand. I believe the part# is 3B4839016B, but I cannot verify without tearing the door apart (and that would take considerable time and swearing). My...
  15. Passat rear springs

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I have a 2009 Passat estate Rline 1.9Tdi 140HP. The nearside rear spring needs replacing and I would like to know if the Rline used standard rear springs (i.e. not sports, heavy duty etc.). So many options have been quoted to me when I try to find a replacement.
  16. 2008 Wagon Rear Hatch Motor Replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I just bought the 2008 Passat Wagon... One of the lift motors for the rear hatch is bad. I have searched....and searched....and searched. I don't want to go pulling off the wrong things to access the motors. Are the removed via the large rubber seal between the hinges? Or, do I pull off...
  17. Issues with rear tire wear possible bent axle beam ?

    New Member Introductions
    Any info would be great
  18. 2.8l v6 4mo syncro -98 rear subframe

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anybody have any idea if the rear subframe will fit from other 4motion vw's from same era ?
  19. How to Unclip Rear Door Speaker Connection In Accordion

    Mobile Electronics
    Hello Passatworld, How do I unclip the connectors in the accordion cover of the rear doors to clean the connections? Tried just pulling and had no luck. Thanks, Miles2Go
  20. Rear View Camera Power Low Voltage

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    My wife has a 2014 CC with factory backup camera that had recently been giving her a “backup camera unavailable”. My question is if anyone knows or can point me in the right direction on where the power for the backup camera comes from? I started troubleshooting by researching online and found...